Known the world over as a vocalist, songwriter, and founding member of the one and only B-52s, Cindy Wilson has made a truly extraordinary solo debut with her new record, Change – out 1st December on Kill Rock Stars.
Change began for Wilson nearly a decade ago upon her part-time return to her hometown of Athens, GA. She first encountered local multi-instrumentalist Ryan Monahan and drummer Leumuel Hayes when their Beatles tribute band was hired to play her son’s birthday party. Wilson, Monahan and Hayes began teaming up for gigs, performing classic garage and psychedelic covers, before ultimately hitting the studio to create new music all their own. Athens-based producer/musician Suny Lyons was soon enlisted to join the group, resulting in the Sunrise and Supernatural EPs, acclaimed by PopMatters for possessing “an undeniable sense of adventure.”
Produced by Lyons at The Space Station in Athens, Change is as bold as anything in Wilson’s ground-breaking four decade canon, melding future pop, disco drama, American standards, electronica, and more into her own distinctive creative vision. New songs like “Mystic” and the transformative title track are intricate and inventive, lush and luminous with strings, synthesizers, harmonies, and Wilson’s utterly distinct vocal magic. Further highlights include a pair of unexpected covers: New Colony Six’s soft rock classic, “Things I’d Like to Say,” and “Brother,” written and originally performed by Athens’ own beloved Oh-OK.
With Change, Cindy Wilson has once again remade pop in her own innovative, irresistible image.
Cindy Wilson will be touring Europe with her band early next year.
Friday 23 February 2018 – London, Under the Bridge
Saturday 24 February 2018 – Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Sunday 25 February 2018 – Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
Monday 26 February 2018 – Bristol, The Fleece
“With ‘Change’ Wilson was able to experiment with her own creativity and learn about music in an entirely different light. The result is something melodic, calm even, and at times fueled by disco– tinged rhythms””